In order to understand how Winnipeg Jets betting works you have to go all the way back to 1993 to find a Canadian team winning the Stanley Cup when the Montreal Canadiens were successful. Other Canadian cities such as Calgary (1989), Edmonton (1990) and Toronto (1967) lament how long it’s been since their team won the Cup. The pain endures even longer in Ottawa (1927) and Vancouver (1915).
All of them take a back seat to Winnipeg, though, when it comes to Stanley Cup suffering. The last time a team from Winnipeg hoisted Lord Stanley’s mug aloft was in 1902, when the Winnipeg Victorias won the Cup for the second straight year and the third time in club history.
There’s a positive sensation in Winnipeg right now that the Jets are poised to put an end to the drought. Last season, the young Jets, after years of building and pain, finally delivered on their promise, reaching the Western Conference final, the best playoff showing by a Jets team in NHL history.
Loaded with budding stars like forwards Patrik Laine, Mark Schiefele, Blake Wheeler and young defensemen including Jacob Trouba, Josh Morrissey and Tyler Myers, the last missing piece was added in 2017-18 when Connor Hellebuyck established an NHL-record for American-born goalies by posting 44 wins.
This the second tenure of the Jets in Winnipeg as an NHL franchise. The original Jets skated in Winnipeg from 1979-96, but left little in the way of legacy. They won two playoff series and in 1980-81, endured an NHL-record 30-game winless skid. The Jets regained a franchise in 2011 when the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Jets gambling picks & predictions
Betting on the Jets for a long time was not advisable but that’s no longer the case. They are one of the NHL’s better home teams. Not many teams enjoy the trek to frigid Winnipeg in the heart of winter!
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